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Things to do this weekend in Barcelona


Things to do this weekend in Barcelona


Little by little, summer’s draining away through our fingers, and although the sun hasn’t been letting up, the nights are already starting to get longer. Hours we can invest in going out partying and in enjoying the weekend in Barcelona and all the activities there are in the city, as much for those who masquerade as lobsters by day as creatures of the night. 



Friday, August 24th


FIESTAS DE SANTS –I know, I know. We already told you about these last week. But if you still haven’t passed through the decorated streets of Sants, this weekend you’ll have a last opportunity to do so. Some of the best moments are still to come, such as the “correfocs” (fireruns) and a musical firework display in the Parque de la España Industrial. Where: district of Sants. When: del 18 de agosto al 26 de agosto. How much: free. Download the programme in PDF here.  

Steve AokiENAMÓRATE DEL MODERNISMO (“Fall in Love with Art Nouveau”) -
Art Nouveau architecture is one of the distinctive stripes of Barcelona. So you can discover it at crisis-proof prices, this summer initiative with discounts of up to 50% has been put into place. Register on the official webpage to get access to 13 monuments which form part of the Ruta del Modernisme at half price. La Pedrera, the Palau Güell, the Palau de la Música, the MNAC and the Hospital de Sant Pau are some of them. Where and how much: various places and prices. When: until the 15th of September.

STEVE AOKI –This excentric Californian DJ has become one of the stars of electronic music in recent tmies. His gigs, which unite dupstep and drum’n’bass, always end up becoming authentically messy. Are you up for it? Where: Aura Beach Club (Parc del Litoral, St Adrià de Besòs). When: from 12 am. How much: € 20 in advance, € 30 at the box office.



Saturday, August 25th


NITS MÀGIQUES ("Magic Nights") –10 years ago, the Casa Batlló, one of the best-known Gaudi buildings, was opened to the public. To blow out the candles, it’s opened its doors at night, offering concerts in its sinuous terrace and cocktail and canapé tastings. Where: Casa Batlló (Pg. de Gràcia, 43). When: from the 22nd of June to the 23rd of September, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 pm to 12.30 am. How much: € 29 (includes a beer or a cup of cava). If you prefer, you can also see Barcelona from the terrace of La Pedrera.

COLORVISTA –A highly interesting exhibition from Julien Deniau, which takes a close look at native art from America and Africa. A small journey to the roots of human nature, in which Deniau constructs an imaginary self, dotted with vibrant colours and symmetric lines. Where: Ikara Skate Shop & Gallery (C/Urgell, 82). When: until the 12th of September, from Monday to Saturday. How much: free.



Sunday, August 26th


VUELTA CICLISTA –After three long years, the Tour of Spain is finally back to Barcelona. The Catalan capital will be the final point of the longest stage in all the trial. Leaving from Andorra, the cyclists will enter Barcelona through the Carretera de Collblanc, and will head through various streets until they get to the Olympic Stadium of Montjuic, where the arrival is. Where: different streets of Barcelona. When: arrival at the finishing line is predicated at 5.20 pm at the earliest. How much: free.

FONT MÀGICA –The Magic Fountain is a classic of the Barcelona nights, especially in summer. Every year, the lights and music accompany original aquatic choreography. This year’s performance incorporates elements in 3D, and dances to the rhythm of pop, with offerings from artists such as Madonna, Sean Paul and Michel Teló. Anyone fancy cooling off? When: Magic Fountain of Montjuic (Pl Carles Buïgas, 1). When: until the 30th of September, 9 pm to 11.30 pm Thursday to Sunday. How much: free. 

Be good (or not) and enjoy the weekend!

Laura -Marketing Team



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